University of Northern Iowa freshman forward Seth Tuttle has been named the Missouri Valley Conference's Newcomer of the Week, as announced by the league office today.
Tuttle averaged 11.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg and shot 66.7 percent from the field in leading UNI to a pair of wins over Southern Illinois and No. 12/13-ranked Creighton. Tuttle scored nine points in UNI's 58-49 win over Southern Illinois. Tuttle made 3-of-4 shots from the field against the Salukis. Tuttle then tallied 13 points and nine rebounds on 5-of-8 shooting from the field vs. the Bluejays. Tuttle leads the MVC in field goal percentage (65.9 percent).
It marks the second time this season that Tuttle has earned the league's top weekly newcomer honor.
UNI will travel to Wichita State on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. tip at Koch Arena.